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Debunking History: 155 Popular Myths Exploded

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History is full of myths, legends, fables, folklore, misinformation and misconceptions. Whether they have come about inadvertently or deliberately, many have ingrained themselves upon the public imagination. This book presents some of the most popular and most enduring of these myths from the American and French Revolutions to the two world wars and beyond. Arranged within ...more
Paperback, 446 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Sutton Publishing
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Simon Mcleish
Mar 19, 2013 Simon Mcleish rated it it was ok
Originally published on my blog here in December 2011.

On the surface, this should be a fascinating book for amateurs interested in history, looking at a large number of historical controversies and misrepresentations and deciding how they could, or should, be resolved. It sounds as though it is intended to be a historical equivalent of John Sutherland's excellent series of books about conundrums in literature, which have titles like Where Was Rebecca Shot?. Rayner and Stapley are in a similarly
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